DETECT—Distinguishing and Managing Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease: Leveraging Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Prompt Identification and Optimal Patient Management


Brad Dickerson, MD
Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Director, Frontotemporal Disorders Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

This program aims to enable clinicians to help improve care of patients with mild cognitive/behavioral impairment and Alzheimer’s disease through (1) discussion of strategies to overcome barriers to the timely diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease; (2) applying quantitative assessments and integrating neuroimaging and specialty referral in clinical assessment; and (3) building skills to improve multidisciplinary communication and shared decision-making with patients.

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of healthcare providers (HCPs) involved in the diagnosis and continued care of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, including neurologists, geriatricians, psychiatrists, primary care physicians, nurses, and other multidisciplinary team members

Upon the completion of this program, attendees should be able to:

  • Implement strategies to overcome barriers to the timely diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, addressing stigma, applying quantitative assessments, and integrating neuroimaging as well as specialty referral in clinical assessment
  • Formulate strategies to optimize multidisciplinary communication and specialty referral
  • Incorporate updates in clinical data to inform the identification of AD early in the disease process
  • Implement shared decision-making (SDM) approaches to facilitate diagnosis and optimize management

In support of improving patient care, Med Learning Group is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Med Learning Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the enduring activity.

Med Learning Group designates this activity for a maximum of 0.50 ANCC contact hour.

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, educational programs sponsored by Med Learning Group must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, staff, and planning committee members participating in an MLG-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.


Faculty Member Disclosures
Brad Dickerson, MD Consultant: Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Alector Therapeutics, Arkuda Therapeutics, Biogen, Eisai, Genentech, Eli Lilly, and Merck.

Royalties: Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, and Oxford University Press.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Content Review
The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed by a physician and nurse reviewer.

Individuals in Control of the Content of the Activity
The individuals in control of the content of this activity have reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this CE activity:

Matthew Frese, MBA, General Manager of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Christina Gallo, SVP, Educational Development for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Dominique Barton, NP, has nothing to disclose. (CME pls add credentials and disc.)
Arpan Patel, MD, has nothing to disclose. (CME pls confirm credentials)
Chris Drury, MA, MS, MBA, Medical Director for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Lauren Welch, MA, VP, Accreditation and Outcomes for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Jessica McMullen, MPH, Senior Program Manager for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Laura Aibara, Program Coordinator for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Daniel DaSilva, Accreditation and Outcomes Coordinator, has nothing to disclose.

Med Learning Group requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States. During this lecture the faculty may mention the use of medications for both US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved and non-FDA-approved indications.

There are no fees for participating and receiving CE credit for this activity. In order to obtain your certificate for the mentioned accreditation, participants need to successfully complete the associated pre/post activities and evaluation. Your certificate will be provided as a downloadable file.

Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CE activities that are science based. This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to use this information to enhance their professional development in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

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